There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student).

Please note that when a student enrols on this course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. 

Course Overview

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. It covers areas such as person-centred care, the influence of positive communication methods, issues relating to the use of medication for those with dementia and the importance of providing appropriate activities. The qualification can be used to support the knowledge and understanding if you are working in or towards a dementia care role. 

This course is available to study online or paper-based. 

The course includes one of the Care Quality Standards which is:

Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability.


Course Structure

The course contains three assessments covering the seven Units detailed below:

Assessment A:

  • Unit 1 - Dementia Awareness
  • Unit 2 - The person-centred approach to care and support of individuals with dementia.

Assessment B:

  • Unit 3 - Understanding the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Unit 4 - Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care.

Assessment C:

  • Unit 5 - Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach
  • Unit 6 – Understand how to respond to behaviours associate with dementia
  • Unit 7 - Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care.


Entry Requirements

You can apply to undertake this course by registering your interest with your employer (eg your line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register students by completing a standard booking form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. You can also register as an individual and are asked to email us. Induction onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at your place of employment or via post or email depending on your learning choice. Once enrolled on the course, online students will receive their online portal login via email, along with a student handbook and other useful information. Paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (unless they have already been received at a group induction).

Contact us:

Kirsty Redman – 01274 436491

Marcus Mottram – 01274 436133

William Caufield - 01274 433277


Email us: [email protected]

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Visit us: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/distance-learning

Course Fees



How Will I Learn?

Each student must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. If your course is paper-based these are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. If you are studying online these are submitted electronically direct to your tutor.  Your tutor will then provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course. There is also support available from the office team. 

Upon successful completion of three assessments students will then be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care.


Benefits to you:

  • A clear understanding of responsibilities
  • Development of new skills
  • Recognition of existing skills
  • Opportunities to improve current service
  • Helps to progress your career
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Advantages to your employer:

  • Staff feel more confident in their role
  • Staff are kept up to date with current policies, procedures and legislation
  • Staff gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].